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Kremlin says it will not declare war on Ukraine on May 9: Nonsense speculation

Kremlin says it will not declare war on Ukraine on May 9: Nonsense speculation

The Kremlin has dismissed speculation by US officials that President Vladimir Putin plans to declare war on Ukraine on the day Russia commemorates the Soviet Union's victory in World War II.

Russia's largest public holiday, Victory Day, is celebrated annually on May 9.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the speculation "nonsense" and said there was no chance of it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech on May 9 and oversee a military parade in Moscow's Red Square.